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Beginning in the late nineteenth century, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company smelted copper near the town of Anaconda, Montana. Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Montana Second Judicial District Court at 517. Over time, smelting operations created large levels...

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In 2014, Willie Earl Carr attempted to claim disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). Carr v. Comm’r, SSA at 5. In 2017, administrative law judges (“ALJs”) denied the claims. Id. Carr then sued in the Northern District of...

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According to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in the Communications Act of 1996, Congress balanced the power of local governments to regulate their local land with the goal of allowing telecommunications technologies to develop. See City of...

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On August 17, 2004, Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC (“Cuozzo”) was issued U.S. Patent No. 6,778,074 (“074 patent”), “Speed Limit Indicator and Method for Displaying Speed and the Relevant Speed Limit.” See Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC v. Lee (In re...

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The Clean Water Act (“CWA”) prohibits the discharge of pollutants from a point source into the navigable waters of the United States without a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permit. The Act defines a “point source” as “any...

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Does N.C. Gen. Stat. §108A-57 violate the anti-lien provision of the Medicaid Act as it was interpreted in Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services v. Ahlborn?

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In 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. See Regents of the Univ. of Cal. v. DHS at 21. DACA allows noncitizens to apply for two-year renewable periods of deferred...

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In 1970, Congress adopted the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970 (“RPSA”), which was intended to aid in maintaining a national passenger railway system. See Assoc. of Am. Railroads v. United States Dept. of Transp., 721 F.3d 666, 668 (D.C. Cir. 2013)....

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In passing the Clean Air Act, Congress empowered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), the maximum permissible levels of common pollutants released into the air. See EME Homer City...

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Juan Esquivel-Quintana entered the United States from Mexico in 2000 under an immigrant visa and then became a lawful permanent resident. See Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch, No. 15-3101 at 2 (6th Cir. 2016). When Esquivel-Quintana was twenty years old, he...

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